Internationally acknowledged tools for Lead Auditors ensure that control systems within the occupational health and safety area are kept on track in own company and at the suppliers.
An ever-increasing number of companies are aware of the value of good physical and mental health and safety, and many companies conduct systematic efforts within this area. This is, among other things, reflected in great interest in management systems within the occupational health and safety.
It is a fact that occupational health and safety is also an essential competitive parameter where it is important to have the documentation under control on the national and international markets.
FORCE Technology has developed a course – Lead Auditor in Occupational Health and Safety – which contributes to keeping the companies on the right course within their occupational health and safety systems.
FORCE Technology uses a.o. the "walk and talk" method during their Lead auditor education.
The course is aimed at managers and those responsible for health and safety who are to establish or maintain occupational health and safety systems and to conduct internal audits in own company or at the suppliers and collaboration partners.
”The course is interesting for many companies in this time of globalisation where documentation is so important. The course is qualifying and approved by IRCA, and this means that there is great international trust in the auditing”, says Claus Johansen from FORCE Technology.
The course takes 5 days and is concluded with a 2-hour examination. With the intensive instruction time most of the participants manage to pass the exam thanks to modern instruction techniques based on the principle of Accelerated Learning.
This is what the participants said
”I have achieved a more systematic approach to the work with management systems within occupational health and safety. And the tools I have received are fine supplements to the experience from my job. It has been very beneficial to discuss experience with the course participants who represented very different backgrounds.
In addition, it was noticeable that the two instructors were committed to the subject. It really rubbed off on the instruction and the commitment”, says Joan Knarkegaard Andersen, Daily Security Manager of Research Centre Risø.
”In addition to obviously increasing the knowledge of the current standard, the course has also taught me to focus on the auditor’s role: Namely to hold the audit up against the requirements of the standard rather than up against own procedures.
The instruction itself has also been very rewarding because theory and practice accompanied each other so well. The practical exercises have immediately provided the theory with meaning and coherence.
The IRCA approval is an extra plus because to an ever-increasing extent – also within the energy sector – collaboration is conducted at the international level. Therefore it cannot be excluded that I may need the international approval”, says Ebbe René Christensen, Chief Engineer of DONG Energy, Horsens Kraftvarmeværk.
”As Health, Safety, Environmental Manager of Project CJV E18, one of the major construction projects of E. Pihl & Søn and Bilfinger Berger in Norway, I think that the course is relevant in relation to ensuring fulfilment of the occupational health and safety requirements and to making the project’s occupational health and safety management system more efficient.
E. Pihl & Søn is acting on the international market, and the top executives are aware that staff competences should match the international requirements and expectations. IRCA’s approval of the Lead Auditor course is an international recognition of the competences acquired at the course.
The course is definitely beneficial in relation to my further activities as the person with main responsibility for the work environment area”, says Naveed Hussain, HSE Manager of Project CJV E18 at E. Pihl & Søn.